The New York subway stations were submerged in water on Wednesday night, as flash flooding turned platforms and stairwells into rivers and waterfalls in the century-old system.
The deluge took place as tornadoes ripped through New Jersey, leaving a path of destruction before the storm swept through NYC. Homes were torn to pieces in Mullica Hill, NJ, hundreds of flights were canceled and streets were turned into rivers from Park Slope to the cross Bronx Expressway.
Geyser-like volumes of rainwater were seen gushing into the 28th Street station in shocking images tweeted by @SubwayCreatures. Rapids from the onslaught of rain overran the platform and spewed onto the tracks, footage showed.
Further uptown on the 1 line, rainwater could be seen cascading down the steps of the abandoned 145th Street station and flooding the platform and ticketing area with many inches of water, according to footage tweeted by NTD News.
Democratic City Council hopeful Shaun Abreu said it was the second time the station was “incapacitated” by rainwater in recent days.
“Why is this happening?,” the candidate tweeted. “Because trash is allowed to build up in and around the station, blocking drainage. Because we have neglected our infrastructure for decades and it has reached its limit. Because climate change is creating conditions that our city was not built to withstand.”
Another user compared the scene at the Jefferson Avenue L station to a car wash, as hundreds of gallons of water breached the station and drenched a passing train.
“This flooding has to be doing an incredible amount of damage to the NYC subway system,” Mike Saccone wrote.
It wasn’t any safer for commuters above ground. A Twitter user aboard a bus on Queens Boulevard shared footage of what looked like a raging river outside the driver’s windshield, adding the bus was fully flooded and multiple cars were stuck in the water.
“Hero bus driver managed to get us safely through the 3-4 feet of rain coursing down the boulevard, but only seemed to be getting worse,” Joe English tweeted.
“Finally made it through to higher ground and a fellow passenger exclaims ‘oh no I missed my stop..’”
The MTA did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
A flash flood warning was in effect for all the boroughs served by the subway through the end of the night as the remnants of Hurricane Ida barged through the city.
The deluge came just over a week after Hurricane Henri caused flooding in many subway stations and city streets.